Marketplace Money for Friday, September 20, 2013
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The American Dream. What does that even mean now, anyway? We've spent the past few weeks trying to figure it out and asking people about their dreams. Getting educated, making a home, and retiring comfortably. A slew of experts helped us build a financial roadmap of sorts: from where you are now to where you want to be. This week’s show follows up with you. What you wrote us, what you wanted more information about, and what stories you shared. Plus, economic policy often shapes how you pay for those big dreams. We look at the role of the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: census, poverty, median income
The U.S. Census released a report on the national median income and poverty rate this week. And Marketplace released a data tool on incomes to tell a bigger story about how we live at any income.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retirement
Is gifting a retirement account a good idea? Not always, says CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger, who answers listeners questions about retirement this week.
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